Centers & Institutes

Whether you are a student or a member of the greater Towson community, the university offers a rich array of resources to enhance your personal and professional life.


Asian Arts and Culture Center engages the university community and surrounding area in a cross-cultural dialogue through a broad range of Asian artistic and cultural experiences.

Biodiversity Center represents the largest active biological research collection in the region and consolidates and preserves the botanical and entomological collections at Towson.

Center for Applied Business and Economic Research channels the resources of the College of Business and Economics to meet the education and knowledge needs of business niches in the Baltimore area and to those private-  and public-sector entities that traditionally hire Towson graduates.

Center for Geographic Information Systems (CGIS) is a professional organization recognized for helping government, businesses and nonprofits gain cost-effective access to the power of geographic information systems.

Center for Humanity, Tolerance & Holocaust Education aims to collaborate with Maryland educators to advance Holocaust education and empower future generations.

Center for Interdisciplinary & Innovative Cybersecurity is a interdisciplinary center for cybersecurity that implements novel solutions to current and future cybersecurity education and research challenges.

Center for STEM Excellence, located in the Columbus Center at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, is home to the Bioscience Education and Outreach Program and other efforts.

Community Art Center encourages individual expression while teaching new skills, ideas and technique through art classes for children, teens and adults.

Community Dance Center consists of comprehensive curriculum, renowned faculty and highly trained instructors offering excellence in dance education for children, adults, and professionals.

English Language Center is one of the oldest intensive English language programs in the University System of Maryland and helps students improve their English for university study or for future employment.

Maryland Council on Economic Education enhances economic and financial literacy by providing teach training, instructional materials, curriculum consultation and selected student programs to the state’s K-12 schools.

Public Communication Center is dedicated to helping all members of the Towson University community become more effective, engaged, and empowered speakers.  

The Writing Center provides individual writing support to all members of the Towson community from undergraduate and graduate students to faculty and staff members.


Arts Integration Institute, a collaborative effort to infuse arts instruction across the curriculum, provides opportunities for teachers in the arts and in other disciplines to learn or update their skills by integrating the arts into curriculum.

Baltimore Hebrew Institute, located in the College of Liberal Arts, supports the growing Judaic degree programs and courses at Towson; cultivates a cohesive community for graduate students in Judaic studies; and provides adult learners with continuing education course offerings.

Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute features programs and solutions for individuals and organizations that focuses on transformational outcomes, improving workplace culture and engagement, attracting the best talent, and addressing the most challenging leadership and organizational issues of the day.  

Institute for Well-Being offers a wide range of programs dedicated to promoting and enhancing health and wellness in the community, including the Hearing and Balance Center, Hussman Center for Adults with Autism, Occupational Therapy Center and Speech and Language Center.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University offers classes and activities for retired and semi-retired men and women ages 50 and older in the greater Baltimore area.

Regional Economic Studies Institute, staffed by a diverse group of highly skilled professionals, including economists and researchers, and student interns, offers economic and policy analysis expertise to state agencies, nonprofit organizations and private- sector firms.

Towson Research Academy for Collaborative Sport Science aims to improve all aspects of performance related to sport, fitness, health, and wellness.